Thoughts about Jyväskylä

We thought about moving to Jyväskylä for a good while. It is Artos hometown and therefore was one of our options where to start building our life. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting summer cities in Finland. You have a lake, a harbour, centrum and Yläkaupunki which is something like Kallio, but a…

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Rhododendrons and Squirrels in Haaga

Oh my! This place has been so close to me for all my life and never have I had the chance to visit before. It is funny, that I’ve been living basically all my life next to Rhododendron Park and the one spring I live 900 km away, I get the chance to visit it…

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Traveling with the Puppy

Summer plus road trip equals fun, right? But when adding a huge puppy to the calculation it becomes more stressed than fun. Like I insinuated in the last Throwback Picture Attack, we were traveling the last two weeks. This was not a vacation per say. Arto was working the whole time, which left me on…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Heatwave in Lapland: Paddling in Tornio River

It was indeed a long week of heat (so nice to have cooler weather for a change). Weirdest thing about everything is that we had winter just couple of weeks ago. Week before the heat wave we still had 30 to 40 centimetres of snow on the ground and all of a sudden it was +24…

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Throwback Picture Attack: Ylläs Mayhem

I had the best opportunity to shoot junior and senior slopestyle competitions at Ylläs Mayhem few weeks back. Enjoy the photos! Cheers, Saara

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Road Trip to the Lofoten: To Plan or not to Plan?

Have you ever been to the Lofoten? It is possibly the most beautiful place on this side of the planet. It is actually one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. It has so many things to do and  see, I decided I’d come again someday, but I did not…

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The Amazing Cervinia: Snowboarding Next to Matterhorn

We have been doing father daughter trips to the Alps for four years now. First it was just me and my father, when I “fooled” my dad to Austria in an excuse to meet up with my childhood friend who was there for her student exchange. At that point, talking my dad into snowboarding trip…

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